Interior Design

End of Year Happenings at Villa 150 150 Villa Maria College

End of Year Happenings at Villa

With so much to celebrate at the end of another academic year, it’s hard to keep track of all of the events that are taking place. Below is a list of some of those events, which take place both on and off-campus, showcasing the talented work of Villa’s students and faculty. April 4/11: Emerging Students…

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2019 Distinguished Interior Design Students of the Year Named 150 150 Villa Maria College

2019 Distinguished Interior Design Students of the Year Named

Villa’s interior design students spent the last weeks of January hustling to put the final touches on their designs that were displayed in the Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery throughout February. The exhibit displayed a mix of work created by sophomore, junior and senior students, who spent the first half of the semester conceptualizing…

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Assistant Professor Jesse Walp Named BN360 Spotlight Professional 150 150 Villa Maria College

Assistant Professor Jesse Walp Named BN360 Spotlight Professional

Jesse Walp (third from left) pictured with Art Dept. Chair Bob Grizanti, College President Dr. Matthew Giordano, Professor Judy Piskun, VP for Development Mary Robinson and Chair of the Board of Trustees Catherine Cooley. Photo credit: Buffalo News January 2019. BN360 has unveiled its 2019 Spotlight Professionals and Villa Maria College is pleased to announce that…

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Interior Design Students and Faculty Lend Their Talent to Ronald McDonald House by Decorating for the Holidays 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Students and Faculty Lend Their Talent to Ronald McDonald House by Decorating for the Holidays

Just before Thanksgiving, a group of students studying interior design at Villa spent some time volunteering at the local Ronald McDonald House. Located on West Ferry Street in Buffalo, the Ronald McDonald House aims to “keep families close” by providing lodging and emotional support for families of children receiving medical treatment in Buffalo.  Markisha Harris, ’21, was…

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California Closets Hosts Interior Design Students, Announces Scholarship Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

California Closets Hosts Interior Design Students, Announces Scholarship Competition

This month, a group of sophomore interior design students visited the Buffalo location of California Closets. During their outing, students learned more about the company’s 30-year history and how they work with their clients to design and install quality custom storage solutions for closets, bathrooms, garages and more. Nicole Sansano, a 2013 graduate of Villa’s interior design…

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Year Long Sculpture Project Concludes for Associate Professor Jesse Walp 150 150 Villa Maria College

Year Long Sculpture Project Concludes for Associate Professor Jesse Walp

A sculpture project that was years in the making is finally complete. On Friday, July 13, 2018, Associate Professor Jesse Walp put the finishing touches on the 14-foot-wide, 26-foot-tall sculpture that he designed and created from scratch and transported it from Villa Maria College’s Art Shop to its permanent home on Old Falls Street in Niagara…

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Jesse Walp’s ‘Arch on Old Falls Street’ Installed 150 150 Villa Maria College

Jesse Walp’s ‘Arch on Old Falls Street’ Installed

Associate professor of interior design and art shop supervisor Jesse Walp has finally put the finishing touches on a sculpture that took him over a year to conceptualize, design and engineer. Walp and his team spent Friday, July 13th transporting the sculpture from Villa Maria College’s campus to Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls. Once…

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Jamie Wesolowski Takes Second in ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Jamie Wesolowski Takes Second in ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition

For the sixth year, a Villa Maria College interior design student has taken a top spot in the ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition. Jamie Wesolowski’s healthcare design for Roswell Park’s Pediatric Infusion Center was submitted into the Junior/Senior Level Design Category. Submissions were required to have been created for a college studio course…

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Sculpture Created by Assistant Professor of Interior Design Jesse Walp to be Permanently Placed on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls 150 150 Villa Maria College

Sculpture Created by Assistant Professor of Interior Design Jesse Walp to be Permanently Placed on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls

In just a few months, the middle block in the three-block strip between Niagara Falls and the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort will look a little different. Spectra Venue Management and Empire State Development, who are jointly managing the development of Old Falls Street, were looking for an artist to erect a public sculpture in that spot.…

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2018 Honors Convocation Awardees 150 150 Villa Maria College

2018 Honors Convocation Awardees

Honor Convocation is an annual event at which we celebrate our students’ academic achievements. This year’s Convocation was held on April 26, 2018. Eighteen students were recognized as outstanding in their major, for presenting at this year’s Symposium and received the faculty association achievement award, and 11 students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international…

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